Ohio High School Athletic Association

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TO:        Member School Superintendents, Principals and Athletic Administrators – Grades 7-12

FROM:  Daniel B. Ross, Executive Director and Deborah B. Moore, Senior Director of Compliance and Sports

Medicine

RE:         New Coaching Standards – Sudden Cardiac Arrest (Lindsay’s Law) - Materials Ready for Accessing

DATE:   June 22, 2017

It is our pleasure to announce that the educational materials for coaches, parents and student-athletes as required in the new Sudden Cardiac Arrest Law, also known as Lindsay’s Law, are finished and available for your usefrom the Ohio Department of Health’s website at http://www.odh.ohio.gov/landing/Lindsays-Law.aspx as well as from the OHSAA website shortly.

Lindsay’s Law, Ohio Revised Code 3313.53103707.58 and 3707.59 becomes effective on August 1, 2017.  In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.

The following resources were developed to implement Lindsay’s Law:
For parents/guardians and student- athletes in grades 7-12 in Ohio schools

·         Required video

·         Required SCA Informational Handout

·         Required Signature Form

For coaches:
If you are a coach for an interscholastic sport and are licensed by the Ohio Department of Education (all paid and volunteer coaches in Ohio), please visit their
website for information about their training requirements around Lindsay’s Lawhttp://education.ohio.gov/  The required video, informational handout and a post assessment test will be available shortly through the ODE’s website.  We will inform you when that component is available.  If, however, you want to have your coaches view the video and review the information immediately, you may access those items below.  Please be advised that as a school district, your superintendent must be able to verify that coaches have seen this video and read the informational handout if you choose to implement this requirement before it is available through ODE’s LMS. 

o    Required video

o    Required SCA Informational Handout

Successful completion of this coaches’ requirement will generate verification through the LMS.  The Ohio Department of Education anticipates that these items will be ready for coaches to access by July 5, 2017

These educational materials are all free of charge and are the only materials authorized for compliance with this new state law.  No other course or training material is acceptable. Thanks for your patience, and enjoy the rest of your summer.